Amy's fight against cancer and morcellation.
In order to counter the effect of morcellation, Amy underwent a drastic operation called cytoreduction and heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). She was in the hospital for two weeks, missing Thanksgiving with her children, and developed a blood clot in her lungs. The surgery was followed with chemotherapy. Her LMS returned to her spine, requiring more surgery and radiation. Sadly, Amy lost her battle to LMS on May 24, 2017.
During the entire time of her illness, Amy and her husband (Dr. Hooman Noorchashm) have fought to end the practice of morcellation, a terrible medical practice that OBGYNs have been doing for 20 years. Dozens of women and family members who have also fallen victim to morcellation have come forward. Many have died. Their campaign has received a lot of acknowledgement from the media, and they have been featured in dozens of high profile articles and stories. They have petitioned twice at the FDA and have met with members of Congress and the Senate, finally succeeding in having a black box warning being placed on all morcellators warning of the dangers of spreading an occult cancer.